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Wool Omnibus (Silo, #1)
4.25
I ripped through this book--and loved every chapter, every page, along the way. I alternated between reading it when home and listening to (the very w ...more
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Nov 25, 2013
 
The Best of the Spirit
3.87
Hmmmm...rented this to get some perspective before film came out. I think I enjoyed this book mainly as a kind of history lesson about the development ...more
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Jan 04, 2009
 
Buddha, Vol. 1: Kapilavastu (Buddha #1)
4.14
This is really my first foray into what might be considered Manga, and Tezuka's reputation is peerless, so I thought it would be a good place to start ...more
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Mar 15, 2009
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.39
I have to say...I enjoyed this book. My wife, a ninth grade English teacher, was relentless in hounding me to pick it up, so I did.

I didn't care for t
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Sep 07, 2010
Sep 01, 2010
 
Batman: Year One
4.22
Written by Frank Miller, the author of Sin City and 300 among others, I thought this was a great companion piece to the movie Batman Begins, even tho ...more
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Jan 04, 2009
 
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
4.44
So the first 100 pages were a pretty tough slog...and I don't know that I would have stuck with it if it hadn't been a recommendation from my pseudo-b ...more
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Dec 02, 2008
 
Batman: Hush, Vol. 1
4.08
Meh. After reading The Dark Knight Returns, Batman: Year One, and the Killing Joke, this book was a disappointment for me. It felt a bit over-stuffed ...more
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Jan 10, 2009
 
Bottomless Belly Button
3.81
Read this in a few hours--very compelling reading. A look at the complicated push-and-pull dynamics in a family gathered around their elderly parents ...more
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Jan 04, 2009
 
American Splendor: The Life and Times of Harvey Pekar
4.04
Having seen the movie, and having read The Quitter, I'm interested to dig into this one and see what it's like.

Just finished it--a good read. Really m
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Jan 11, 2009
Jan 04, 2009
 
The Best Book of Useless Information Ever
3.98
This is one of the books that I use for creating trivia questions at the BIGGBY Training Center, as many of the questions are fun or interesting, as o ...more
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Dec 04, 2008
 
Stars in Their Courses: The Gettysburg Campaign, June-July 1863
4.47
This is my first, and probably overdue, foray into reading about the Civil War, and given that this is an excerpt from a larger work I found myself re ...more
Aug 05, 2012
Aug 05, 2012
 
What It Is
4.05
I'll need to pick up a copy of this one. I bought it for my brother for Christmas and thought it looked really interesting, and it was! There's so muc ...more
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Mar 29, 2009
 
La Perdida
3.33
Not at all what I was expecting. Didn't know much about it, other than it was well reviewed, and made quick work of it. I've really enjoyed the graphi ...more
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Dec 25, 2008
 
Ghost World
3.89
Having been familiar with the movie starring Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, and Steve Buscemi for several years now, it was interesting to go back a ...more
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Jan 04, 2009
 
This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession
3.86
So I would not call this book an easy read, but it's an enjoyable read. It's not an easy read because there's just so much info crammed into every pag ...more
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Dec 04, 2008
 
You Are a Miserable Excuse for a Hero!: Book One in the Just Make a Choice! Series
3.46
I also heard this described on the NPR Books podcast, and was totally enamored with the idea...I loved the Choose Your Own Adventure series as a kid ( ...more
Aug 15, 2008
Jul 03, 2008
 
Three Shadows
4.04
As I was reading it, I was thinking--wow, the illustrations really remind me of Disney animation, and as I got to the back of the book, and the back c ...more
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Jan 10, 2009
 
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
3.49
Having read Wicked and Son of a Witch before this, it took me awhile to get into this because it wasn't until maybe halfway through the book when it s ...more
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Dec 02, 2008
 
Blankets
4.06
Watchmen was the first graphic novel that I read--this the second, and really I have to credit Blankets with really opening my eyes to what graphic no ...more
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Dec 02, 2008
 
The Contract With God Trilogy: Life on Dropsie Avenue
4.23
Wow, what a difference 3 or 4 decades will make! Having just read The Best of the Spirit (review here:View all my reviews.)it was pleasantly jarring t ...more
Jan 06, 2009
Jan 04, 2009
 
Free-Range Chickens
3.74
Totally stumbled on this, but was excited to find it--I loved Ant Farm, so I cracked it open to the first page and found this:

Terrifying childhood ex
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Feb 08, 2009
Jan 04, 2009
 
Now, Discover Your Strengths
3.93
We read this as a team in the Ops Department, and I really like the author's view of how to work together, maximizing our strengths, as well as having ...more
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Dec 04, 2008
 
Cautionary Tales for Children
4.26
A 15 minute read, maybe, covering 5 or so stories of naughty children and the consequences the reap, illustrated by Edward Gorey. Having read the Gast ...more
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Jan 10, 2009
 
Good-Bye, Chunky Rice
3.83
I need half-stars, yo...this is a 3.5 for me, and really I probably need to re-read it. My grade is really relative to the other two Craig Thompson bo ...more
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Dec 02, 2008
 
The Filth
3.80
Ehhhhh...not my favorite. Much of it felt disjointed, where one cell didn't really flow from the previous one. I'm sure that's intended, but I didn't ...more
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Dec 25, 2008
 
Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall (Fables)
4.21
Good, quick, read. I enjoyed getting the back story on the main characters not already explored in the first seven volumes, and, as with all of the Fa ...more
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Dec 02, 2008
 
We3
3.99
Trippy comic about a rabbit, cat, and dog that have been turned into killing machines by the government, and when the government decides to pull the p ...more
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Mar 29, 2009
 
Sin City, Vol. 1: The Hard Goodbye (Sin City, #1)
4.15
A fun, fast read, and I was happy to see that it did diverge in a couple places from the Sin City movie, so there were a couple small plot points that ...more
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Jan 06, 2009
 
Jack of Fables, Vol. 2: Jack of Hearts (Jack of Fables #2)
3.52
Fun, just like the first in this series. I enjoyed the interlocking storyline of the two Mundy nerds that happened upon the golden horseshoe--was this ...more
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Jan 06, 2009
 
Casual Day Has Gone Too Far
4.03
I heart Dilbert. It's been a while since I've read this, or others, but along with Get Fuzzy, Dilbert is among my favorite comic strips out there in t ...more
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Dec 04, 2008
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